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Human Rights, Hate Groups and Transformative Art: A Symposium for the Exhibition
Start Date: 3/8/2016Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 3/8/2016End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description:

Human Rights, Hate Groups and Transformative Art: A Symposium for the Exhibition

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos and Katie Knight

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
5:00PM - 6:00PM

With Reception from 6:00PM - 7:00PM
New Building, The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and the Montana Human Rights Network presents an evening with human rights expert Rachel Carroll Rivas, Co-Director of the Montana Human Rights Network, exploring the exhibit Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, a collection of works of artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting exhibition. A dynamic variety of works, many by well-known, national artists, is unified by a common challenge: to respond to hate with the transformative power of art.

The art, ideas, and activities of the project Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate will be explored. As the number of hate groups in the United States continues to grow, the exhibition’s content is more relevant than ever, and is essential to the project’s ambitious goal to deepen understanding of our vulnerability to prejudice and our capacity to overcome it.

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate began when the Montana Human Rights Network in Helena acquired 4,000 copies of white supremacist books from a defecting leader of one of the most virulent neo-Nazi organizations in the nation – World Church of the Creator. The Network, drawing on broad-based community support, partnered with Helena’s Holter Museum of Art and commissioned 60 artists to creatively recycle the books into works of art. The highly acclaimed exhibition has traveled nine years, with accompanying curriculum and lesson plans to support public education.

For more information please contact:
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
gallery@jjay.cuny.edu
212-237-1439
www.shivagallery.org
Gallery Hours: 1- 5 PM, M – F

Location Information:
New Building  (View Map)
59th Street and Eleventh Avenue
New York, NY
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